N-Sight Workshop

I had am amazing weekend helping with Tricia Lee Whitmer and Mike Moreland's N-Sight Workshop. I was the all-purpose helper and documented the workshop for them. We had 'amazing' weather in Atlanta on Saturday and were able to shoot in Cloudy/Overcast Skies, Puddles, Wind, Window Light, Indoors, Rain, Hail Storms, Sunshine, Twilight, Dark and in the Headlights. Talk about 'going with the flow'!!!

Tricia and Mike gave us lots of tips on photographing Brides, Seniors and Couples and helped the 8 photographers that were attending with everything from posing and lighting to composition and interacting with your clients.

Our first shoot of the day was at Villa Christina in Dunwoody, where we photographed a beautiful bride in both inside and outside settings. We had beautiful overcast skies, a bit of sun and some wind (where I ended up wrapped in the bride's veil, I'm not sure any of them got a picture of that!)

Here are some shots of the group and a few of my favorite images of the bride.

After lunch we had a session with a cute teenager and learned about shooting seniors and using ordinary objects and the areas around us to create unique images. We started out in a industrial area outside an auto body shop, and used one of the guy's convertible as a prop.

Then we headed to Roswell Mill where she wore her prom dress and we shot in a falling apart building with these huge rusty gears. During this session it started to sprinkle then thunder and the skies opened up (scampering uphill in the mud trying to keep camera gear dry is FUN!) and then came quarter sized Hail.

Now that we were all soaking wet the sun came out and we headed to Mike & Tricia's studio to shoot a few more pictures in the field and at a cool run-down garage.

This image is one of my favorites. It was taken against a trash dumpster!

We had dinner at Mellow Mushroom and got a chance to get to know each other better while waiting for that magic evening hour to shoot our couple in historic Roswell. It was fun getting their personality to come out while we shot them in an alleyway, in front of stores and then in the dark in front of a brick wall lit with headlights from Mike's car.

I have many more images to edit and lots of information to digest from the weekend, I may have to do another blog post :) I now have more things to add to my gear wish list (especially since I don't plan on giving my dear husband back his camera or lenses that I borrowed!) and to torment the kids practicing all the things I learned this weekend.

Again, thank you so much Tricia & Mike for the opportunity, I learned quite a bit and hope you like the images I took for you. I look forward to hanging out with you again soon.


7 Comments. Click Here to Add Your Comments!:

    On 9:54 PM Marie Moyers said...

    beautiful images. What did you use for off camera light on those last darker shots?

    On 12:21 PM Mike said...

    Hi Marie, thanks for the comment. Those were shot with a Lowel ID Light.

    On 10:53 PM Anonymous said...

    It looks like you had oodles of fun :D Thanks for the blog love! I wish you had been in Vegas, too!


    I love the vail picture! the lighting is awesome.

    On 1:47 PM abcdef said...

    I've been such a blog reading slacker lately. I've had so much stuff going on, that I'm just now getting around to catching up on all my favorite blogs!

    Looks like you two had a great time at the workshop. You captured some amazing photos here, and hopefully you came away with lots of awesome new knowledge!

    On 1:51 PM abcdef said...

    Oh...I forgot to say Happy Easter. Tell little Emma I said hello. I hope the Easter Bunny is very good to her this year. :-)

    On 6:01 PM Tricia W. said...

    Cat, Thanks so much for the amazing "Shout Out". You were such a huge help at the workshop and we couldn't have done it without you. We look forward to seeing you guys soon.